Dear Guests & Friends,
Katy Trail Beckons Bikers. . .
and hikers, bird watchers and history buffs. In other words, it offers
something for everyone.
Just a mile north of the Missouri River at Hermann is
mile marker 100 on the
America's longest rails-to-trails project. It stretches 225 miles in Missouri
from St. Charles to Clinton on the former corridor of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas
(MKT) Railroad and is maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural
Because of the 2004-2006 bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark
Katy Trail has received special notoriety recently as the longest
non-motorized portion of the Lewis and Clark trail.
encourage our guests to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the
Katy Trail year
round. Each season brings new life to the trail. It is a haven for wildlife and
birds, and sandstone and limestone bluffs, wetlands, rolling fields, and densely
wooded areas provide exciting views at every turn along the trail.
You'll likely want to get an early start on the trail. We will gladly serve
an early breakfast to get you on your way. At the end of the day, relax and
pamper yourself in your private
If you have your own bicycle, Hermann Hill has plenty of
storage space. Or, if you'd rather rent, the Hermann Ride, Rest & Go Bicycle
Shop is open in downtown Hermann at 215 Schiller St. from 9-5 most days. You can
rent a bike for just $15.00 per day. For a nominal fee, the bicycle shop offers
shuttle service for those who would prefer not to cross the Missouri River
Bridge on two wheels. Shop owner Bill Fischer services bikes in need of repair
and sells a complete line of biking accessories. For information call Bill at
Attention artists.....Consider entering the
Hermann Arts Council contest!
The title of this contest is: "Colors of Fall Poster Contest"
Click on this link for details.
Hermann celebrates the Fourth of July in a big way
Even though Hermann is a small town, there is nothing small about its
Fourth of July celebration. The entire
town turns out on this special day.
Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with the
annual parade winding its way from the city park to the riverfront downtown. At
the Riverfront Park, vendors provide a variety of food booths selling brats mit
kraut, ice cream, popcorn, soda, and just about anything you'd expect at a
Hermann's Municipal Band, more than 40-members strong, will
get your toes tapping as they play a variety of music, including familiar
marches and popular show tunes. Hermann has the good fortune of having one of
only five remaining city bands in the state.
The climax of the day is a
spectacular fireworks display. The sky over the Missouri River will light up
with fireworks in every color of the rainbow, and their reflection in the river
is like seeing a second show.
So bring a lawn chair, meet the townsfolk, and celebrate the Fourth in a big,